Diversified Farmworker

in County, AR

Job Description

Seasonal?temporary work from 7/19/21 thru 10/15/21...

Workers will harvest and pack watermelons and pumpkins, other work duties will include cleaning packinghouse and busses daily.

Watermelons: Workers will be expected to select the melons based on the standard disclosed to the worker by the supervisor. Workers will walk along rows and cut melons according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity. Workers are expected to pack melons by size and
specification according to that workday requests from farmer or supervisor in charge. Worker is expected to build up cardboard crates or plastic crates and set them on forklift pallets for the fulfillment of orders. This process is to be done in a clean and controlled manner as to not damage product. All packing work is done on a farm.

Pumpkins: At harvest, workers will be expected to select the pumpkins based on the standard disclosed to the worker by the supervisor. Workers will walk along rows and cut melons according to size, color, shape, and degree of maturity. May carry to trailer or windrow for loading at a later time. Also, the workers will be expected to grade, sort, and place in shipping containers. After harvest is completed, workers will be required to remove mature pumpkin vines from the plastic as well as preparing the plastic for the next planting cycle, if applicable. May also be required to remove old or damaged plastic and irrigation drip tape along with any other trash, rocks, or debris from the planting areas. Workers will assist in preparation of field areas prior to installation of new plastic and drip tape.

Packing House: Workers will perform various duties associated with sorting and packing according to industry specifications that will be explained to workers. Workers will be required to perform packing house cleanup. All packing is done on a farm.

Trucks: Properly licensed workers may be requested to transport melons and pumpkins from the fields to the packing shed.

During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engage in teamwork activities workers must coordinate with other members of the team to accomplish the task.

Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malinger, or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product.

Job specifications can change frequently during the season due to crop or market conditions, even on the same crop. Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instruction given by the supervisor for each days work.

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Job Posting: 2937304

Posted On: May 28, 2021

Updated On: May 28, 2021